Baskets From Found Materials Week 9 – Rushes and Carpet

Basket made from Carpet Thread and Rush Rope

Basket made from Carpet Thread and Rush Rope

This week I used some more of the rope made from rushes that I used for the basket in week 6.
Rope Made From Field Rush

Rope Made From Field Rush

I also used part of some old strips of carpet found in a skip.
Strip Of Carpet

Strip Of Carpet

I removed strips of synthetic thread, from the woven back of the carpet, in order to get a material that I could use for sowing.
Synthetic Thread Removed From Carpet Strips

Lengths of Synthetic Thread Removed From Carpet Strips

This proved to be a great material for holding the rush rope together in coils to create a small basket.
Basket made from Carpet Thread and Rush Rope

Basket made from Carpet Thread and Rush Rope

     

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